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World Champions in Supply Chain Management

Published: 6 June 2018

It’s official: our Supply Chain and Operations Management students are a force to be reckoned with on the international stage. A team of four students took first place and a €10,000 cash prize at the Final of the Global Student Challenge in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

Team members Nasim Changizi, Nasim Darabi, Shahryar Ebrahimi and Ahmad Kianimoghadam are all students in the School’s Diploma in Supply Chain and Operations Management program.

The team won first place in the North American competition and advanced to the world final of the international competition, where they bested 27 finalists. In all, the team out-performed more than 20,000 students representing 1,200 universities and over 100 countries during the different stages of the Global Student Challenge 2018 powered by The Fresh Connection and The Cool Connection business simulations.

The foursome is just the latest in a long line of McGill winners. Our students have also earned the following titles:

- Third place at the 2017/2018 APICS International Case Competition 

- First place at the 2017/2018 APICS Canada Student Case Competition 

- Second place at the 2016 APICS/TFC Global Student Final 

- First place and third place at the 2016 APICS/TFC North American Student Final

“Ahmad, Nasim D, Nasim C, and Shahryar worked extremely hard at all stages of this competition and fully deserved this win,” says Nicolai Rassolov, a lecturer for the School’s Supply Chain and Operations Management programs. “Once again, we’ve proven the world-class standards of our program and the high quality of our students. First in the world is quite an achievement - congratulations to all!”

“It was a true team win, resulting from great collaboration between students, teachers and the program,” he continued. “The teachers did an amazing job in preparing students for the key elements of supply chain management, and the School’s administration strongly supported our students in all initiatives of participation in different student case competitions. Our students, teachers, and the School are proud to be ranked number one in the world of supply chain management and supply chain finance!”

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